The Pit and the Passion

She held her gaze steady, mainly so she could delve deep, deep into those chocolate eyes. Together with his sharp, angular nose and intense, almost predatory, expression, he reminded her of a peregrine falcon on the hunt.

The Pit & the Passion

Monday, February 19, 2018

Donna Simonetta and Love is Lovelier is Finally Here!

Please welcome Donna Simonetta and her latest wonderful story from the Rivers Bend Trilogy. Take it away, Donna!

I’m so excited to let you know that Book 2 in the Rivers Bend Trilogy is here! Love is Lovelier, is Heather and Mick’s story.  They first met eleven years ago and sparks flew, but things went downhill faster than an out of control locomotive. Now Mick is back in Heather’s life…in her hometown of Rivers Bend, and even worse––he’s her new boss at the Retreat. The attraction is still burning hot between them though, but can they let the past go in order to have a happy future together?

We first met Heather in book 1 of the series, A Sweeter Spot, and I have to confess I have to admit she is one of my favorite characters in Rivers Bend.  I hope that y’all love her as much as I do, and enjoy your trip back to Rivers Bend to see if she can get her Happy Ever After in Love is Lovelier.

So tell us what Love is Lovelier is all about.

Heather and Mick have a long history together, and Heather wants to leave it in the past where it belongs. Yet, here Mick is, very much in her present, thanks to her brother Jeff, who hired Mick to be her boss at the Retreat at Rivers Bend.

It wouldn’t be so bad, except Heather and Mick are still attracted to each other like metal to a magnet. Oh, and her brother is considering offering Mick a partnership in the Retreat, which by rights should be hers. And even if they act on their attraction, Heather is a small-town, country girl, and proud of it, whereas Mick can’t get far enough from his West Virginia coal-mining roots.

Will they be able to get a second chance at their first love and find their happy ending together in Rivers Bend?

Ah, the excerpt (my favorite part).

Excerpt (G): To Kill or to Kiss?

“Stick close. I’ll get you out of here.”
He used his broad shoulders as a wedge to propel himself though the crowd; Heather scurried to keep up with him so she could take advantage of the gap he created, not wanting to be so close that she could feel the warmth of his body through his elegant suit, but because she needed somehow to beat this crush of people to the Retreat to make sure that everything was in place for the post-christening party she’d planned for Bethanne – only perfection would do for her BFF.
She watched Mick’s back as she stuck close to him; he looked so strong and fit – it was hard to imagine him the way he was ten years ago, when he’d suffered his NFL career-ending injury, but the same business acumen that kept him with the Portland Pintos organization back then was the reason Jeff and Cisco hired him at the Retreat.
He’d be good for business—she’d just have to keep chanting those words in her head like a mantra, or else she’d do one of two things she’d regret—kill Mick, or kiss him, and she’d gone the kissing route with him before. It did not end well. And tempting as the killing option was at the moment, it probably wouldn’t end any better.

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About the Author:
Donna Simonetta

My career has been a winding road. I worked in the business world for years, got my MLS and worked in a school library, and am now living my dream as an author. I love to read and write contemporary and fantasy romance. I live in Maryland, with my husband, who is my real-life romance hero. We both enjoy traveling to visit our far-flung family and friends, and spending time on the beach with an umbrella drink and a good book.



Donna Simonetta said...

Thank you so much for letting me visit today to talk about LOVE IS LOVELIER! I really appreciate it!

M. S. Spencer said...

My pleasure as always. I know my readers will enjoy your latest romance! M. S.

Melissa Keir said...

Congrats on your latest release. I love the cover! :)

Donna Simonetta said...

Thank you so much, Melissa! I love the cover too! It's so pretty...and it looks just how I picture Rivers Bend!

Jennifer Wilck said...

Congratulations again!

Donna Simonetta said...

Thank you again, Jennifer!